Radar: Kultura Festival, An Alternative History of Canadian Horror Movies, Momofuku Summer Party
Toronto events on August 7th, 2013
ART | 8th Annual KULTURA Filipino Arts Festival
Now in it's eighth year, Kultura, a multidisciplinary Filipino arts festival, returns to the Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture, with San Miguel Beer on board as a co-presenter. The five-day festival begins today, and features a wide variety of artists and media, with a different event lined up for every day. While the central hub of the festival is the Kapisanan Centre, the first event, Bayanihan: An Interactive Art Installation, takes place tonight at Daniel's Spectrum. "Bayanihan" means "nation" or "community", and artists Kristina Guison, Julius Poncelet Manupul, and Tim Manalo have engaged the local community to create a full scale bahay kubo ("Filipino hut"). Kultura runs until Sunday.
Daniel's Spectrum (585 Dundas Street East) 10am - 7pm
CULTURE | An Alternative History of Canadian Horror Movies
A unique and inventive art exhibition hits Steam Whistle's gallery this evening, presented by Canadian horror magazine, Rue Morgue's editor-in-chief, Dave Alexander: If They Came From Within: An Alternative History of Canadian Horror Movies. This postmodern, and rather clever concept consists of 20 movie posters, produced with the subversive intention of inventing a more glamorous and "legendary" Canadian horror film legacy. These 'invented' films from Canada's past, present, and future have been concocted by Bruce McDonald, Tony Burgess, Jason Eisener, Brandon Cronenberg, and others, with a team of artists fleshing them out in what seems to have been a monumental collaborative process. Some additional surprises are promised that will be of interest to horror buffs, as well. The exhibition runs until August 31st.
Steam Whistle Brewing (255 Bremner Blvd) 7PM
FUNDRAISER | Momofuku Summer Party with The Remix Project
A happening fundraising bash goes down tonight at Momofuku. Tonight's Summer Party event is all about the City Life Film Project, a division of Toronto's Remix Project, an organization that was established to help youth from disadvantaged communities who have an interest in entering "creative industries" or simply learning more about them. The Remix Project is equipped with a large space and a recording studio, video editing lab, experienced mentors, and more. Tonight's event will feature music by Phantom Signal and The Soul Proprietor, with food and drinks by Momofuku.
Momofuku (190 University Avenue) 8PM $75
MUSIC | DMXX: The Dwayne Morgan 20 Year Anniversary
Spoken word artist, Dwayne Morgan, celebrates his 20th anniversary as a performer tonight at Lula Lounge. Morgan is a member of the Writers' Union of Canada, and is an African Canadian Achievement Award recipient. He has also received the Harry Jerome Award for Excellence in the Arts, among many other accolades. Morgan has been instrumental in helping poetry slams develop in TO, and has also shared the stage as a performer with many of the country's top acts. Tonight Morgan performs with his band, and R.I.S.E. Poetry will deliver an opening set.
Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas West) 8:30pm $25
Also Of Note
Photo of Momofuku's Shitake Buns
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